(BLSB) - Pederastic Desire in a Fragment of a Poem by Anacreon

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Anacreon of Teos (c. 582–485 BC). Marble portrait. Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd or 3rd century AD. Paris, Musée du Louvre.


From Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents, edited by Thomas K. Hubbard (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003).

1.33 Anacreon, fragment 360 PMG

Boy with a maiden’s glance,
I seek you out, but you hear not,
Unknowing that you are the charioteer
Of my soul.


Cupid and Anacreon (1860) by Bertel Thorvaldsen. Pencil, pen and ink drawing on paper, 19 × 17.5/17.9 cm (Copenhagen, Denmark: Thorvaldsen Museum).

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